518-842-7961 Fax 518-843-6136


Codes & Zoning Department    – Thomas DiCaprio

The Town of Amsterdam Codes & Zoning Office is located at Town Hall
283 Manny’s Corners Road, Amsterdam, NY  12010
phone: 518-842-7961 • fax: 518-843-6136

Hours of operation:  call for an appointment.

The main responsibility of the Codes & Zoning Office is to enforce the Town of Amsterdam zoning law and to assist people in complying with all regulations. It is also the responsibility of this office to enforce the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code.

The following is a guideline as to when a building permit must be obtained:
1. New construction of homes, garages, carports
2. Addition to and alteration of buildings
3. Storage  Buildings, including prefabricated buildings delivered to site
4. Decks and porches
5. Enclosing porches, decks
6. Extending roofs over decks and porches
7. Rebuilding and structural renovations
8. Installation of woodstoves, fireplaces and chimneys
9. Demolition and removal of buildings
10. Change of Occupancy
11. Installation of new, replacement or repair of an on-site wastewater treatment system

A building permit is not required for the following:
1. Siding
2. Replacement windows of the same size. There are building code requirements for egress windows in bedrooms. Check with office for requirements.
3. Non-structural necessary repairs
4. Fences

There may also be permit requirements by the APA and or DEC.

Zoning Laws and Regulations


Zoning Map